Combining the classic style with modern features, this guitar stems from a distinctive year for the Telecaster®—1954. The Telecaster® received a few updates that year, novel steel barrel bridge saddles were joined by a new “U”-shaped quartersawn maple neck profile and single-ply White Eggshell pickguard. Matchless in look and tone, our ‘54 Relic® is loyal recreation of this classic with its period-correct top hat switch tip and hand-wound pickups. Providing the modern playability of a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 6105 frets, Fender® Custom Shop has fashioned a tried and true workhorse for today’s nostalgic player.
Combining the best of the past and present, the ’54 Relic® Telecaster® sports Fat 50’s Tele® wiring, ’55-’57 Tele® bridge assembly and vintage-style tuning machines, along with a hand-wound ’51 Nocaster® bridge pickup matched to a hand-wound ’51 Loaded Nocaster® neck pickup for perfectly balanced tone, 3-way switch, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Other specifications include:
Model Name: 1954 Telecaster Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide Fade 2-Color Sunburst Model Number: 9235000528 Series: Time Machine Color: Wide Fade 2-Color Sunburst Body Shape: Telecaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple Neck Shape: 1954 "U" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Headstock: Telecaster® Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple Position Inlays: Micarta Black Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '51 Nocaster® Bridge Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster Controls: Volume, Tone Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge, Middle and And Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SS Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell Control Knobs: Knurled Dome Switch Tips: Top Hat Style Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity 7 lbs 9 oz #CZ537917
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